Tool Tag Programming
It is the employer’s responsibility to adhere to legal requirements applicable to workplace health and safety and to determine vibration values that are representative of the actual vibration emissions over time.   Further detailed information is available on the HSE web site: http://www.hse.gov.uk/foi/internalops/fod/inspect/hav.pdf or within ISO 5349-2. 
 
Commonly there are two sources of data to use for the purpose of calculating HAVs exposure points; 
  • the published Manufacturer’s data, or 
  • vibration measurements taken by a competent person in the workplace.
Measurement results can be highly variable, and manufacturer’s test methods may not represent the levels in the workplace.  In either case, the employer should assess the reasonableness of using such values, and the influence of factors such as variation over time, variation by specific task, variation by user, and correct maintenance of tools and accessories.

Testimonial:

Severfield Rowen Group - Robert Skinner, Group SHE Director

“Severfield Rowen Group is committed to ensure our employees work in a healthy and safe environment. We are therefore working with Reactec and their HAVmeter to reduce the risk of vibration to our employees within the steel fabrication industry. By measuring tool usage and exposure levels we are able to produce data to enable us to manage and control the individual’s exposure to a more acceptable level.”